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Aftermath series1-4

Whilst 4 drawings made it out of the country to be shown at the Kohtuus–Yhteys–Tasa-arvo exhibition,
Covid 19 and lockdown prevented planned artist visits and exchanges taking place. Thanks to Arts Council
Wales Stabilisation Fund, I was able to extend the opportunity by making companion pieces to the 4 Aftermath
drawings and connect with Marja Bonada, (artist and co-curator of the exhibition) in creative digital
collaboration, exploring the exhibition themes, our mutual responses and ongoing artworks.

See @pennyhallas , @marjabonada and our blog to read and see more.

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Concentric at tactileBOSCH

Casenotes

Relaunch and open to visit again, with safety measures in place.
17 – 29 July 2020 11am – 2pm (closed Sunday 19 July)
tactileBOSCH Lounge
Capitol Shopping Centre
Cardiff CF10 2HQ

My work in the show is Casenotes: interweaving narratives of physical and mental health, developed for Concentric, as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.
For a taster of Concentric at tactileBOSCH click here. To see a short video clip of Casenotes click here.

Kohtuus – Yhteys – Tasa-arvo

Aftermath 1_

One of four drawings sent to Finland’s GalleriaKONE as part of Kohtuus – Yhteys – Tasa-arvo the international summer exhibition in Hämeenlinna, with 34 artists from Finland, Germany and Wales.
Jun 27 – Aug 29 2020
Raatihuoneenkatu 14, Hämeenlinna, Finland.

Based in a former shopping centre, the show’s title,  ” Kohtuus – Yhteys – Tasa-arvo: Cooperation, Moderation, Equality” is a rethinking of the Enlightenment motto “Freedom, Brotherhood, Equality”. Co-curators Maija Helasvuo and Marja Bonada say the thinking is that the individualistic ideas of the Enlightenment have brought us to capitalism, and eventually to climate change and the collapse of capitalism. The task now is to ask what we got wrong, and how we might need to rethink those ideas.

For more on my response to this, please see Aftermath

Canalworks

Lining 5x4'

Exhibition and related events exploring major engineering works on the Monmouthsire & Brecon Canal.

During the winter of 2016 /17 the Llangattock stretch of the canal was closed and drained for repair and re-lining, interrupting the flow of water and navigation from the Beacons to the Sea. This exhibition shows these engineering works in progress, in the context of industrial heritage and the interchange of human and natural forces. Painting, drawing, video and found objects from the canal, its feeder streams and the interconnecting network of paths, tramways and roads. For more on this see Canalworks blog and Canalchemy

Response to Canalworks: Allen Fisher_Hallas Towpath 1 initial analysis subsequent consideration

Exhibition: 5 Oct – 11 Nov. Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon, LD3 7EW
Canal walk: 29 Oct 2-4pm with Kevin Phillips of Canal and River Trust
Poetry and Performance: 4 Nov 5.30 – 6.30 with GhostJam and Canalchemy at Andrew Lamont Gallery

vis-à-vis

triptych 6

Contemporary Welsh artists respond to images of Women in the University of South Wales Museum Collection
Oriel Y Bont Gallery
9 Jul – 19 Oct 2018
Exhibition launch: 28 Sept
Conversation Project: Jun–Jul

The University of South Wales announces its summer exhibition, vis-à-vis. In celebration of the centenary of women’s suffrage, a selection of twenty images of women from its own Museum Collection have been paired with twenty images of women by contemporary artists from Wales.
Oriel Y Bont Gallery
Project director – Dr Frances Woodley, Curator USW

Glorious Disgust

Paybox

Gogoneddus Ych-a-Fi
An exhibition of work by contemporary Surrealists and their associates.
20 Feb – Apr 2018
Event: 23 Mar 2018, 4.30-6pm

B.Block Gallery
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cyncoed Campus Cardiff CF23 6XD

Boxing the Chimera

An exhibition of imaginative responses to the contents of three South Wales museums, including
the Swansea Museum Collection Centre, celebrating the beauty and variety of objects on display
and exploring their relation to community and place.

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From Here and There: drawings from Swansea to Colorado

Penny Hallas film still

Trip to Colorado as part of Elysium Gallery’s artist exchange with Clara Hatton
Gallery Colorado USA. Showing drawings and A Short Film about Drawing

26 Sept – 23Oct 2014 Clara Hatton Gallery, U.S.A &
29 Nov – 13 Dec 2014 Elysium Gallery, UK

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Imagined Machines

Regulator included in an exhibition of sketches of mechanical and electronic devices.
10 Sept – 16 Nov 2011.
Opening Saturday 17 Sept 5 – 7 pm
TestBed at Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ

Y Lle Celf, Eisteddfod Wrecsam

image courtesy of Brecknock Museum and Art gallery

image courtesy of Brecknock Museum and Art gallery

40 drawings from the Orpheus project were shown at Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod Wrecsam 2011.

Gwilym Morus was commissioned as the Art Space Poet at this year’s National Eisteddfod, Wrecsam. One of the ten pieces he responded to in the exhibition was the ‘Orpheus drawings’. His response was in words and music, so as well as the lyrics going up on the wall alongside the work, he also recorded an album. Orffiws is the ninth track on the album: the words are given below, and the album can be heard by following the link to Gwilwm’s website, below.

Orffiws
Ymateb i ‘Orffiws’ gan Penny Hallas

…sef bardd chwedlonol y Groegwyr a rwygwyd yn
ddarnau gan ferched gwyllt y Bacchanalia.

Mae darnau bach ei hunan
ar chwâl ymysg y chwyn –
y bardd anfarwol truan
wedi’i hau fel hadau syn.

Yn ymraniadau amwyll
ei gyflwr chwith caiff fyw,
ag yntau’n gasgliad gorffwyll
o greiriau rhyfedd, gwyw.

Mae bellach yma’n rhythu
lle nad oes iddo hedd,
a’i ffrwythlon ddatgymalu
yn gwrthod iddo fedd.

Gwilym Morus (2011)

Dilyniant yn nhrefn yr albwm lle Troediaf Ymddengys y Llawr
Ewch i www.caneuon.com/babellgelf

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru Wrecsam a’r Fro                                                                                                                       www.eisteddfod.org.uk